Kuy (กวย / ກູຢ)

Kuy is a member of the West Katuic branch of the Austroasiatic language family spoken spoken in northeast Thailand, southern Laos and central and northern Cambodia by about 456,600 people.

In 2006 there were about 400,000 Kuy speakers in Surin, Buriram, Sisaket, and Ubon Ratchathani provinces in the Isan region of Thailand. There were about 46,600 speakers of Kuy in Champasak, Salavan, and Savannahkhet provinces in Laos in 2015, and there were 10,000 Kuy speakers in Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Kratié, and Stung Treng provinces in Cambodia in 2007.

Kuy is also known as Kuay, Cuoi, Kuoy, Kuy, Kui, Soai, Suai or Suay. It is written with the Thai alphabet in Thailand, with the Lao alphabet in Laos, and with the Khmer alphabet in Cambodia. Kuy is used in some schools in Cambodia.

Thai alphabet for Kuy

Thai alphabet for Kuy

Lao alphabet for Kuy

Lao alphabet for Kuy

Download alphabet charts for Kuy

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Sample video in and about Kuy

Information about Kuy | Numbers


Information about the Kuy language

Katuic languages

Kuy, Ta’Oi

Languages written with the Thai script

Bisu, Isan, Kuy, Northern Khmer, Northern Pwo, Nyah Kur, Pāli, Sanskrit, Thai, Thai Song, Urak Lawoi’

Languages written with the Lao script

Khmu, Kuy, Lao, Ta’Oi

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